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Cook II

Primary Location Lanai, Hawaii Facility Lanai Community Hospital Job Number 1209535 Date posted 08/16/2023
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Job Summary:

Under indirect supervision, performs variety of duties pertaining to preparation, portioning and distribution of foods for cafeteria services.  Functions as lead and resource for cafe kitchen helpers.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares, cooks, and portions simple food items (e.g., daily specials, breakfast items, soups, vegetables, starches, meats, and grill to order menu items) for cafeteria service garnished in an attractive manner.

  • Uses recipes and/or directions provided to prepare and cook food items.

  • Assists Cook I with ensuring proper quality, quantity and appearance of product/items served, according to established standards.

  • Adheres to proper food handling, sanitation, and safety procedures, maintains temperature and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) logs as required; adheres to appropriate dating, labeling, and rotation of all food items.

  • Stores leftovers according to established standards.

  • Coordinates daily food supply inventory for cafeteria.  

  • Submits order to supervisor.

  • Assists with receipt of deliveries.

  • Assists with daily, holiday and theme menus in collaboration with supervisor and Cook I.

  • Assists Cook I to ensure smooth operation of cafeteria services during absence of supervisor.

  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of equipment, food storage and work areas.

  • Completes cleaning according to daily and weekly schedules and dishwashing/pot washing as needed.

  • Assist with orienting new employees to their work area.

  • Listens to customer complaints and suggestions.  

  • Facilitates improvement of service and food quality.  

  • Resolves complaints. Implements suggestions within parameter of position.  

  • Refers more complex concerns to supervisor.

  • Instructs personnel in use of new equipment and cleaning methods.  

  • Provides efficient and effective methods of maintaining work area.

  • Participates in and/or contributes to programs, committees, or projects designed to improve quality of service and employee productivity.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum six (6) months hospital, institutional, or restaurant cooking experience to include food preparation.


  • High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Food Handling Certificate required at hire OR SERV Safe Food Handler Program Certificate required at hire


Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in ability to safely and effectively operate standard foodservice equipment, adaptability, decision making, customer service, oral communication, planning, problem solving, teamwork.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post high school on-the-job training in basic institutional food prep and cooking.

Primary Location: Hawaii,Lanai City,Lanai Community Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-MHS-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Entry Level Department: LANAI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - Food Preparation - 3601 Pay Range: $22.82 - $19.87 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest